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Charlotte Amalie
Friday, September 18, 2020

Local government

Members of the Board of Education answer senators' questions during Tuesday's hearing. (Photo by Barry Leerdam for the V.I. Legislature)

V.I. Board of Education Welcomes Teachers and Students to Opening of School Year

The VIBE publicly affirms its commitment to its statutory responsibility for overseeing and ensuring the proper management, maintenance and operation of schools.

V.I. Banking Board Orders Oriental Bank to Compensate Customers, Address Conversion Issues

Persons who have experienced a financial hardship in the form of assessed fees due to the conversion are encouraged to contact the Division of Banking, Insurance and Financial Regulation.

V.I. Health Care Fraud Task Force Launched

Federal and territorial officials and law enforcement officers convened virtually this month to take the fight against health care fraud to the next level, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert announced.

CDBG-DR Releases Action Plan Amendment No. 2 for Public Review, Schedules Public Hearings

The Housing Finance Authority has released the second amendment for the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Action Plan for public review and solicitation of feedback.
Commissioner of the Department of Labor Gary Molloy testifies before an October hearing. (File photo)

Territory to Receive More Pandemic Unemployment Relief, Eventually

The Labor Department met the Sept. 10 deadline to apply for the Lost Wages Assistance Program, a stopgap measure while Congress hammers out a second pandemic relief package – but the money won’t flow anytime soon.

DOH Disputes Claim that USVI COVID Deaths Could Top the World

The V.I. Department of Health reported Sunday that it is "significantly concerned" that researchers and news sources have reported that the mortality rate for COVID-19 in the U.S. Virgin Islands could top the world in per capita pandemic deaths.
Government House in Christiansted. (Kelsey Nowakowski photo)

Government House on the Air in September

Governor Albert Bryan Jr. encourages residents in the community to tune in and call in with questions, ideas or comments.

Governor Awards $30,000 Grant to Ten Thousand Helpers Organization

Ten Thousand Helpers is a non-profit organization based in Frederiksted advocating for people who are homeless or suffering from mental health or substance abuse issues transition.

Judicial Branch’s Administrative Order Resumes Certain Operations

The order, which goes into effect immediately, provides for a gradual resumption of court proceedings. Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, all proceedings other than jury trials, bench trials and certain substantive hearings will be heard remotely

This Week’s Senate Calendar for Sept. 14-18

Here’s what’s on tap at the V.I. Legislature this week.